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Ofsted ICT in education eBook – Chapter 4: Quality of the curriculum in ICT

In recent weeks we’ve been serialising the individual chapters of our Ofsted ICT in education eBook. We’re now about to look at chapter four – Quality of the curriculum in ICT - but if you’ve missed any of the preceding three chapters or you want to revisit any parts of the eBook at your own pace, it is available in its entirety:Ofsted ICT in education from Microsoft Education UK---Chapte

Ofsted ICT in education eBook – Chapter 4: Quality of the curriculum in ICT

In recent weeks we’ve been serialising the individual chapters of our Ofsted ICT in education eBook. We’re now about to look at chapter four – Quality of the curriculum in ICT - but if you’ve missed any of the preceding three chapters or you want to revisit any parts of the eBook at your own pace, it is available in its entirety:Ofsted ICT in education from Microsoft Education UK---Chapte

Starting Out on Testing on Microsoft? We Have The Best Story on the Planet.

Test GuidanceHere are some videos to get you started. Testers section) Based Client

Pipe Dreams: Fun with Azure and IoT

On December 11-12, 2014, I participated in a hackathon in Miami with some other evangelists across Microsoft. The goal was to build something cool for Azure and/or Windows 10.  I teamed up with three Davids: David Crook, David Giard, and Dave Voyles. Our ideaWe wanted to build something that had real-life application.  David Crook and I had been working together looking at big data topics a

Quick overview of CAP Theorem

CAP stands for Consistency, Availability, and Partitioning tolerance.  CAP Theory states that you can only have TWO of the three capabilities in a system that needs to persist state.Examples of each of the followingCA - Relational databases - The data is persisted using the ACID properties of a transaction thus keeping it consistent. Availability is achieved by storing data on multiple nod

GDC 2015 Day Four

Day four of GDC 2015! This will be another short post, as I am tired and ready for some sleep! Thursday, GDC 2015 Day Four: Today I got to go to two sessions, and had more of an opportunity to wonder around the expo floor. To read what I did, follow on to my blog! You can read more by going to the " GDC 2015 Day Four " post on Tobiah Marks blog....(read more)

Aplikační okénko: CoPilot

CoPilot je aplikace, která slouží pro správu vašeho automobilu. Můžete zaznamenávat tankování a udržovat si tak informace o průměrné spotřebě, vývoji cen paliva a nejnavštěvovanějších čerpacích stanic. Záznamy o údržbách vám pomohou vést si informace o tom, co vše se na autě opravilo, kdy a za jakou cenu. CoPilot umožňuje také nahrávat videa z cest...(read more)

Partner Benefits – activate your EMS Internal Use Rights seats today!

It’s been a huge week for Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) news and it’s about to get bigger! Following Mike’s announcement on EMS availability via the Open License channel, the Microsoft Partner Network has now made it even easier for Partners to use EMS (and also Azure Active Directory Basic) internally. From this week, all Action Pack and Competency Partners are eligible for EMS and Azure A

What Do You Know About Windows 10 as App Developer?

Microsoft has made Windows 10 Preview available to insiders.  There are a lot of discussions about the one Windows Platform and Universal Apps from mobile to pc to phone and even to the big screen. Not only I am interested to learn what’s cool in the new OS but also what people are saying about it. See a few articles below that I came across recently.A first look at the Windows 10 universal a

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 および Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 更新プログラムで利用可能なタブレットと携帯電話向けアプリケーション

みなさん、こんにちは。今回は、Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 および Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015 更新プログラムで利用可能な、タブレットならびに携帯電話向けアプリケーションを ご紹介します。タブレットならびに携帯電話から Microsoft Dynamics CRM へアクセスすることで、 時間と場所を選ばずに、顧客に関する最新情報を把握できます。 また、商談直後などで内容をよ��覚えている間に、メモ、タスク、取引先担当者、 取引先企業、潜在顧客の情報を更新することも可能です。=============================================================アプリケーションのダウンロードタブレットならびに携帯電話用のアプリケーションは、Win

[Sample Of Mar. 06] How to operate Azure blob storage in universal Windows apps

Mar. 06 Sample : Windows Azure storage class library now supports Windows Store/Phone app. This sample will show you how to operate Azure blob storage in universal Windows apps, including uploading/downloading/deleting files from blob storage. You can find more code samples that demonstrate the most typical programming scenarios b

JavaScript による Azure AD 連携 (OAuth Implicit Grant)

ここでは、Azure Active Directory (および、Office 365) における JavaScript アプリケーションからの認可フロー (Implicit Grant Flow) と、その応用的な利用方法 (および、注意点など) を紹介します。...(read more)

Using the Multilingual App Toolkit with WPF Applications

One of the toolkits available to app developers enabling them to reach new audiences is the Multilingual App Toolkit (MAT).  Using this toolkit, you can easily add multiple language support to Store apps on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 as well as WPF applications on Windows.  The toolkit can also use the Microsoft Translator Service to automatically translate the string resources in your ap

3 new reasons to love Power Query!

Here they are:*Performance improvements *Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online connector *New transformations Get the deets: improvementsWe’ve made significant Performance improvements to Power Query in a couple of areas:*Query load—Performance of loading queries has improved by about 2x-3x in this release, ac

Project Webcast on Tuesday 10th March 2015

This Project webcast with Adrian and me will be recorded too – in case 9am PST isn’t a good time for you.  Some Project Online content as well as some on-premises news too!  Be there or… listen to the recording! Corner Webcast: What’s new in Project Online and Project Server 2013 Mar 10, 2015 9:00am PST Ma

Power BI Dynamic Date Filtering

One question I get from time to time is how to filter to the last week's worth of data automatically in Power BI.  You might want the last 7 days, this week, this month, etc.  You can make it fully dynamic by combining the technique Matt Masson describes hereto create a date table and add to it some Power Pivot DAX functions to classify each date into the date range you'd like.  Download a

How to use automatic approval with Project Budgets and Workflow

Project Budgets require workflow to be able to create new budgets.  With some businesses, this is not necessary to have each budget reviewed before allowing them to be approved.  Especially if those with the responsibility to put in the Project Budget has the final say on the Budget regardless.  Since AX requires Workflow for Project Budgets, the best way to get around this is to setup the workf

Playing audio to the earpiece from a Windows Phone 8.1 universal app

Some time ago I blogged about the Windows Phone AudioRoutingManager API which allows you to put a "Speakerphone" and "Bluetooth" button in your Windows Phone app.A common question that I get now is "I'm trying to play audio to the earpiece from my app, but AudioRoutingManager::SetAudioEndpoint(AudioRoutingEndpoint_Earpiece) is failing."It's an interesting question, because Windows Phone wi

Issues with MSDN Subscription Product downloads 03/05 - Investigating

Update: Thu 03/05/2015 5:46 AM UTCThe service that provides our download capability on MSDN Subscriptions is still experiencing severe network congestion between the front-end and data-tier machines.  That team is fully engaged and treating this as a Pri 0 issue.  We do not currently have an ETA but will provide an update here as soon as new, relevant information is available.We apologize

Cloud Customer Relationship Management Competency – Available Now!

In January I announced the impending launch of our newest Cloud Performance Competency, Cloud Customer Relationship Management.This week, we’ve flipped the status switch from “Coming Soon” to “Available Now” - in doing so, creating a world of opportunity for emerging and established CRM Online partners. See Director of Microsoft Partner Network Product Management Niamh Coleman’s launch post t

Tempo de suporte para produtos

Se você é um gestor de TI ou administrador de rede deve ficar atento ao tempo de vida dos softwares (e hardwares) da sua rede. Independente do fabricante todos os produtos (sejam eles softwares ou hardwares e até mesmo outros itens de consumo) tem um more...(read more)

Support for Consumer Groups, Statistical Functions, and Locale

The Stream Analytics team is pleased to announce several new features available today.Support for Event Hub Consumer GroupsLast month's update added REST API support for specifying Consumer Groups on Event Hub inputs and this is now surfaced in the Azure Management Portal. Consumer groups enable multiple consuming applications to each have a separate view of the event stream, and to read th

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Accessing the Bing Maps REST services from various JavaScript frameworks

On the Bing Maps forums I often come across developers who have difficulty accessing the Bing Maps REST services using different JavaScript frameworks such as jQuery and AngularJS. One common point of confusion is that passing in a REST service request URL into the address bar of a browser works, but passing that same URL into an AJAX method in JavaScript doesn’t. AJAX allows web pages to be upd

Enlightened MSDN - Understanding the Benefits of MSDN

Development teams that have MSDN subscriptions see immense value in the offering.  Yes, the subscription provides the user assigned the MSDN license the ability to download enterprise-grade software from Microsoft to use in Dev and Test capacities, but there is so much more to MSDN than just software.  On this episode of Breakpoint, Jonathan, Paul, and guest expert Marco go through the ins and o

Webinar: Hear from Consolidated Edison on how to improve capital investment governance on March 12th at 2PM EST

Faced with ever-changing demands – Consolidated Edison needed a standard yet agile approach to continuously maximize the strategic value of its capital investment portfolio all year round. Consolidated Edison delivers power to approximately 3.7 million electric and 1.2 million gas customers in the world’s most dynamic and demanding marketplace – metropolitan New York. It’s a challenging job and

Successful Digital Vision Starts at the Top

Business change is tough.   Just try it at Cloud speed, and you’ll know what I mean.That said, digital business transformation is reshaping companies and industries around the world, at a rapid rate.If you don’t cross the Cloud chasm, and learn how to play in the new digital economy,  you might just get left behind.Sadly, not every executive has a digital vision.That’s a big deal bec

Adding gulp to Visual Studio Online Builds

At one of our Code in the Cloud camps someone asked me how they could integrate front-end build tasks in the Visual Studio Online (VSO) build process. Lately we’ve been adding great support for gulp/grunt/bower into our Visual Studio IDE (check out this post from Scott Hanselman to learn more). But I have to admit that I’d never included this in a VSO Team Build.  In this post I’ll show you how

Top News from February 2015

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TypeScript <3 Angular

Three years ago, we introduced TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript for application development at scale offering compile-time type checking and richer tooling integration.Since then, we’ve seen great adoption and usage of TypeScript across a wide range of projects and applications – from Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite to Mozilla’s Shumway project and the great Asana web application. News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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